David and I were watching the Art 21 episode with Allan McCollum in it, and I was quite taken with the segment that featured McCollum’s uncle, Jon Gnagy,  a pioneer in 1950s televised “Learn to Draw” programs. How did I miss this? Okay, I wasn’t born at the time, but boy am I glad I know about Jon Gnagy now.

David read all the details on the Jon Gnagy web site, which is maintained by Gnagy’s daughter, Polly Gnagy Seymour.

One of the things we learned was that during WWII, Gnagy taught and trained hundreds of volunteers in preparing camouflage exhibits for the National Camouflage Exhibit at the Franklin Institute.

Which inspired me to draw this cartoon:

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